30A Nightlife Spots for an Incredible Evening of Fun 

Travelers taking time out of busy schedules to enjoy a vacation on 30A are in for a treat no matter when they arrive. This scenic, exciting, and endlessly inviting vacation destination is one that’s filled with options for fun, no matter what your idea of an ideal getaway might be!

From the stunning sugar-white shorelines to the captivating hiking and biking trails that connect charming coastal communities, 30A is an outdoor adventurer’s dream come true. It’s also a place where those looking to make the most of in-town entertainment will find plenty of options to choose from. 30A hosts a variety of delectable restaurants to enjoy while you’re here, as well as the one-of-a-kind storefronts shopping enthusiasts are searching for. But the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down.

Visitors looking to keep the party going will find a variety of 30A nightlife spots waiting where they can access an incredible evening of fun! The following are just a few of the many stops you’re going to want to add to your itinerary the next time travel plans bring you this way. 

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Check Out The Red Bar

When you’re the type of traveler with a passion for great nightlife venues who loves to pair impeccable music with bold flavor, The Red Bar is the perfect stop for you. Located at 70 Hotz Avenue in Grayton Beach, this popular and well-loved stop was built within the parameters of a renovated general store! The bar was rebuilt in 2020, but the same ambiance was definitely kept intact. The vibe is decidedly southern from the aesthetic to the menu, while the live music is endlessly enticing as well. The Red Bar has been a favorite amongst locals and visitors alike since first opening its doors in 1995. Between the colorful décor, beautiful beach views, friendly service, and great music, it’s a place well-worth spending an evening or two when you’re visiting this area. 

Spend Time at Growler Garage 30A

If craft brews are very much your thing and enjoying a beverage by the beach is exactly your style, you’ll find time at Growler Garage 30A to be a highlight of your getaway. Situated at 4368 W County Highway 30A Ste 101 in Santa Rosa Beach, Growler Garage 30A serves up more than 40 craft beers on tap as well as a wide variety of wines. The décor here is as inviting as the menu selections and includes everything from custom-painted motorcycles and sunglasses to decorative surfboards for visitors to enjoy admiring.

The service is notoriously friendly, and the atmosphere is welcoming, whether you’re hanging out at the bar indoors or spending time with friends on the spacious patio. In 2022, Growler Garage 30A was the Gold Award Winner for Best Craft Beer Selection in the South Walton Awards, giving guests even more reason to come and enjoy the flavor that awaits! Throughout the summer months, this stop also provides guests with great live musical performances adding entertainment value to your nightlife experience from start to finish.  

Capture the Fun and Flavor at Cuvee 30A

Those visitors hanging around inlet Beach when evening falls who are looking for a place to find great flavor and plenty of fun will discover it’s all waiting for them at Cuvee 30A. Located at 12805 US 98 E, this restaurant and bar is a great place to settle in and enjoy a savory meal as well as amazing cocktails, wine, and more!

The culinary team here is led by Chef Tim Creehan, but it’s the iconic Happy Hour held each night between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm that also keeps guests coming back for more. Live music is always a part of the nightly entertainment lineup, while the stunning venue sets the scene for a great evening all around. Whether you stop by for the martinis, craft cocktails, or wine by the glass, Cuvee 30A is a place you won’t want to miss out on while you’re in town. 

Visit Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant & Bar

Embracing the best of beachside nightlife is easy to do for those who enjoy time at Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant & Bar. Found at 2236 E County Highway 30A in Seaside, this laid-back eatery is open all day, but keeps the fun going at the open-air bar upstairs well into the evening hours. In fact, the rooftop bar promises to close only when customers are ready to call it a night (or early morning).

Bud & Alley’s Waterfront Restaurant & Bar has been serving up southern coastal classic dishes to delighted guests since opening in 1987. Today, it remains a must-enjoy nightlife venue for those looking to enjoy great drinks in great company. Farm and sea-to-table eats are readily available for pairing with your preferred beverage when you’re here. This locale also hosts a taco bar and pizza bar to please just about every palate that steps through the door! When you’re looking to make it a savory night, don’t overlook the specialty drink menu. It includes everything from house mojitos and peach Bellini’s to pineapple-jalapeno-infused margaritas! 

Choose the Perfect Beach Rental for Your 30A Stay

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Whether your travel plans bring you to 30A to make the most of the nightlife fun, daytime adventures, or the best of it all, the team at Your Friend at the Beach has the ideal beach rental to top off your experience. Our collection of 30A rentals is designed to inspire travelers from near and far looking for places that keep them close to the shoreline while providing access to amazing amenities too.

While our Adagio condos are spacious and bright, guests who book within our San Remo selections at Santa Rosa Beach will find plenty of style, luxury, and comfort waiting to greet them as well. Creating customized getaways is our specialty, and we always ensure accommodations have the details in place that make all the difference—not to mention the view! When you’re ready to start turning those travel plans into an exciting reality, taking time to browse our inviting condo options is step one. Our team looks forward to seeing you in 30A soon!